How to Connect a Laptop to a Wireless Belkin Router Network

By Dean Lee

Wireless networks allow mobile computing on laptops
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In order to connect a laptop to a wireless Belkin router network, you need to configure the laptop with the correct network name, or service set identifier (SSID), and the network password, if available. Once the laptop has the correct configuration, it will connect to the wireless network created by the Belkin wireless router.

Open the laptop's wireless utility by double-clicking on the wireless network icon in the system tray located on the bottom right corner of the desktop. The wireless icon looks like a computer with a signal coming out of it.

Double-click on the SSID for the Wireless Belkin Router Network.

Enter the Wireless Security Key to connect to the network.